Jake is having some withdrawal symptoms from not having his daily pan aux raisin. I, on the other hand, am having difficulty reading anything to do with politics. All of it makes me angry right now and I don’t feel like getting into the details.
On a local level though, I was pleased to see Mike McGinn come in first in the Seattle Mayoral Primary. I voted for him and, wow, that is fantastic news! I met McGinn at our Democratic caucus in Greenwood for 2008. He seemed like a nice guy and he remembered my name from some random emails I sent on a Greenwood ListServ. I tend to have a good memory, so I always like it when someone else does too. I have a big pet peeve about people who introduce themselves to me several times and never seem to remember me.
Another thing of note is that we took the new light rail on our return to Seattle. It currently doesn’t go all the way to the airport, but there is a shuttle from the airport to Tukwila where it starts. It was a very pleasant ride although there were a total of 7 bicycles and only 2 places to put them. Jake and I were lucky to snag those two spaces. When we got downtown we rode our bikes back home. It was surprisingly nice after a 10 hour plane ride.